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What is a birth center?

A birth center is a comforting environment designed to offer prenatal, birthing, postpartum, and newborn care, along with women's health services, to healthy individuals with uncomplicated pregnancies, following the midwifery model of care. These centers are seamlessly integrated into the healthcare system, adhering to principles such as prevention, sensitivity, safety, judicious medical intervention, and cost-effectiveness.

Do you offer water births?

Absolutely. We offer exquisite birthing tubs that are accessible for labor and delivery. Immersing yourself in water during labor has proven benefits, including pain reduction, heightened relaxation, and improved mobility.

What do you have to help with labor pain?

Our midwives are skilled in assisting with natural childbirth and offer a variety of coping methods, including hydrotherapy, positioning, massage, counter-pressure, herbal remedies, and supportive encouragement. We provide inhaled nitrous oxide, a method found to be very helpful by some individuals. It's important to note that we do not offer intravenous pain medication or epidurals as part of our services.

Do you take insurance?

We are now considered in-network with CIGNA. Plano Birthplace is an out-of-network provider for all other insurance companies. We will gladly file with your insurance company for you.

Is the birth center available for everyone to give birth?

We provide care for individuals experiencing low-risk pregnancies and strive to advocate for overall pregnancy health. The determination of low-risk versus high-risk may differ based on the specific details of an individual pregnancy. Generally, if you are in good health without significant chronic conditions and are expecting a single baby, you are likely eligible for birth center care. Factors like conception method and age don't automatically categorize you as high risk. If you have uncertainties, we welcome you to discuss this in a complimentary consultation with our staff.

What happens if my pregnancy becomes high-risk?

If a mother becomes too high-risk to give birth at our birthing center, we continue her care with her midwife in a hospital setting. Plano Birthplace is one of the few birthing centers in the DFW area with midwives who have hospital privileges. It is important to us to be able to continue to care for all our clients, even if we need to switch settings for birth.

What if there is an emergency?

Midwives undergo comprehensive training to attentively identify potential early signs of complications at various stages — during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Both you and your baby will receive careful monitoring to detect any indications of complications. If early signs emerge, your midwife will efficiently coordinate a transfer to the nearest suitable hospital for further assessment and care. We are less than two miles from a hospital.

When should I begin care at the PBP?

Most of our clients choose to complete their entire prenatal care journey with us, initiating the process with a confirmation of pregnancy visit typically at eight to 12 weeks. While some clients join us later in the first or second trimester, we often cannot accommodate new clients beyond the 28th week of pregnancy.

Do you offer home birth?

Yes! Plano Birthplace provides home birth services, bringing portable equipment and necessary supplies to your residence. We offer guidance to help you prepare your birth space, ensuring a comfortable and supported home birthing experience.

How soon can I go home after giving birth at a birth center?

After a birth at Plano Birthplace, the usual practice is for families to return home three to six hours after the birth, provided that both the mother and baby are in good health. There are certain criteria that a mom and baby must meet before they will be discharged.
During the first two hours after birth, mom and baby spend time skin-to-skin. The newborn exam is done about two hours after birth. Often, the mom will nurse her baby several times, shower, and have a high-protein meal before going home. Once home, we encourage moms and dads to spend the first 48 hours snuggling up with their newborn baby skin-to-skin.

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